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Dayara Bugyal in winters: A photo blog with drone images

When deciding on a destination, I usually choose a theme and try to capture the basic essence of the trip. The biggest goal of winter
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Kuari Pass in late May following the Curzon's trail

Kuari Pass is a high altitude (~13500 feet) pass in central Garhwal of Indian Himalaya. This trek is also popular by the name of Curzon’s
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The Big walls of Bhagirathi

 The Big Walls of Bhagirathi From the famous meadow of Tapovan one can see the famous Bhagirathi groups of peaks. This is described by Gorge
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Yuksom - A quaint gateway to Sikkim

Yuksom highlights: yuksom-highlights Location: West Sikkim district, Sikkim , India Geo Coordinates: 27.368403 N, 88.222141 E Altitude: 1750 m/5740 ft Destination Type: Motorable offbeat Himalayan
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Changabang North Face

Changabang North Face Changabang (6864 mt) is one of the most magnificent mountains in the world, located in the Garhwal region of the Indians Himalayas.
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Rupin pass trek in autumn

I'm not much of a trekker. I have been to some hikes in nearby hills of Bangalore but that doesn’t qualify me to say that
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Best and safe treks to go with your kids in Himalayas

Introducing your kids to the Himalayas: Himalayas doesn't need a recommendation to visit. Many parents trekking with us also plan to bring their children in
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Lockdown revelation: Now Himalayas can be seen from far away cities

Some respite for environment as pollution level drastically reduced amid coronavirus lockdown in India. Despite immense misery perhaps this is one positive outcome, for the
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Solo Sikkim trek option in low altitude during summer

Hello I will be travelling solo in Sikkim in June, and would love to explore the nature by trekking. I have lots of experience to
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Exploration around Donali glacier in Kishtwar

Exploring Donali - A rarely visited climbing paradise in Kishtwar Nestling on the north-east bank of Chenab between Kashmir to the north and Chamba-Lahaul to
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Sankri - A comprehensive travel guide on Tons valley

Sankri Highlights:   Location: Uttarkashi district, Garhwal division, Uttarakhand , India Geo Coordinates: 31.078163 N, 78.184597 E Altitude: 1940 m/6363 ft Destination Type: Motorable Offbeat
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15 mountain climbing movies and documentaries you must not miss

For last week or so our central and states govt were unanimously in favour of extending the lockdown in India. Finally today the announcement came.
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Swargarohini glacier steps: The path to heaven

The path to heaven - Swargarohini Himalaya a closely knit subject with Hindu mythology and so is with the Mahabharata. One can find innumerable mention
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A week long homestay hiking option in Western Himalayas

I would like to ask if you have any recommendations for a 5 to 6 day hike between 11 and 18 April for four persons
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Coronavirus: How it is impacting your treks and travel now

Corona effect on travellers and trekkers in India: Update on 14th April: From today we are into Lockdown 2.0 till 3rd of May 2020. We
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Family trek in Sikkim Darjeeling during spring summer

We are a family of 5 with kids having 7, 9 and 10 years old and: Looking for a trek in Sikkim of almost 5
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Sandakphu in autumn during November

It was always a dream for the two of us to make it to Sandakphu by trekking and we did it this time during the
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Kaliheni Pass trek in September

Kaliheni Pass - Epitome of Zest Zeal & Attitude: Note: This was a trek during post monsoon during September 2019. Mountains are calling and I
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2 weeks vacation with a trek in Sikkim plus Bhutan tour during spring

Planning a 2 weeks vacation which should include a trek in Sikkim or Darjeeling area and a later trip to Bhutan spanning 2 weeks. Below
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Har Ki Dun Status: Closed during Dec 2019 to Feb 2020

Like last few years, Har Ki Dun is closed for the tourists/trekkers during this winter again. This came as a notice from the office of
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Kedarkantha or Brahmatal: Which trek is better?

Be it Kedarkantha or Brahmatal, surely both will make its place among the best winter snow treks in India. But what, if you have to
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Kedarkantha: Latest updates and news | Snow and weather update with photos

2019-20 winters | Kedarkantha update and news It is natural to be curious about latest updates and current conditions of Kedarkantha if you are in
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Brahmatal Lake

Brahmatal lake Highlights:   Location: Chamoli district, Uttarakhand , India Geo Coordinates: 30.1769929 N,79.5871179 E Altitude: 3240 m/10630 ft Major Attractions: High altitude lakes, major
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Brahmatal trek 2019-20: Latest snow and weather update with photos

Brahmatal snow update for 2019-20 winters: Some of you have already booked your winter trek to Brahmatal or maybe finalising soon. Here is the latest
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Trekking on Singalila Ridge: Sandakphu Phalut to Singalila top and Barsey

Singalila ridge and different trek options: Singalila ridge is a north to south mountain ridge and runs along Nepal/India border. Towards south it is the
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Family trekking tour in Sikkim Darjeeling during late October

We are a family of five (children ages 14-11) interested in doing a trek in Sikkim, the Singalila trek during Oct 26 – Nov 1.
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Complete guide on how to reach Sankri by car and bus

Sankri village is the trek base of popular trails like Kedarkantha or Har Ki Dun trek. It is also starting point of treks like Bali
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2019 - Post Monsoon Autumn trek updates in Himalayas

Autumn is here again. As we approach late October, we would like to share the update of treks that we completed from mid September to
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Hot springs of Himalayas - A future source of self sustaining clean energy?

HOT SPRINGS OF THE HIMALAYAS - Inexhaustible Source of Geo Thermal Energy – Still Largely Untapped The hot springs of the Himalaya are located in
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Week long homestay trek option in Sikkim or Darjeeling

Please let me know about the details of trekking options in Barsey area or in Sikkim/Darjeeling area during the first week of January. We plan
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Best winter treks in India

Which are the best winter treks in India? Winter treks on the Himalayas means snow treks to most of us. Yet snow is not the
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Climbing in Lalung valley: Trijunction of Kishtwar, Suru and Zanskar

During September 2017, we joined our friends Tad McCrea & Jon Griffin both from the United States, for an expedition to the remote Lalung valley.
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HIMALAYAS: The Water Reservoir of the (Indian) Subcontinent

Himalayas, the 2400 Km long and 250-300 Km wide mountain barrier separates the Indian subcontinent from the mainland Asia. This insuperable barrier stops the cloud
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Roopkund: Revelations about the skeletons

Though Roopkund trek is closed to trekkers at present, but that doesn't keep away its tendency to be on news. It may well be a
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Bhrigu lake trek: Cost of budget package for 3D/2N

Short Bhrigu lake trek package is probably the best option for you, who are looking for a quick Himalayan adventure on a tight budget, yet
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India opens 137 new Himalayan peaks to climb in 2019

On the eve of independence day, Indian govt announced to open 137 new mountaineering and trekking peaks to climb in Indian Himalayas. This is surely
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A moderate grade Himalayan trek in November

Initially two prospective trekkers enquired about our early November Goecha La fixed departure trek. Their dates were not matching with our group departure date and
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Free climb to Toro peak in Miyar Valley, India

The Beginning: When I first got interested in climbing mountains, one of the pictures that impressed me much was that of the Neverseen Tower in
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Permits needed in Sikkim: A guide for Indian and Foreigners

Indian state of Sikkim has some regulations and accompanied restrictions with respect to travelling and trekking within the state. You need to obtain certain permits,
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Goecha La Trek Update: New regulations and permit inside KNP

New rules and regulations for Goecha La trek inside Kanchendzongha National Park (KNP), July 2019: On 25th July 2019, a new set of rules and
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Goecha La trek: A photo story during autumn in November

You must have wondered about what is so special about Goecha La trek? Well, every trek is beautiful to say the least, but Goecha La
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A birding field report on Dzongri Goecha La trail inside Kanchendzongha National Park

Editors note: This is not a post on beautiful "Bird Photography", rather to encourage similar trip and field reports from birders. Check the original report
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To Phalut - A Solo Journey

The prelude The word "trekking" I heard for the first time in the year 2011 and motivated from my elder brother. I got the initiation
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5 alternates tips for packing lightweight during a trek

Don't let your heavy rucksack spoil the fun of your hike - pack LIGHT, trek SMART Whenever you go for a hike, be it a
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2019 Summer treks: Weather and Snow update for Uttarakhand, Himachal, Darjeeling, Sikkim,

By this late April 2019, lowlands of India already facing a promising spell of summer. Temperatures steadily charting over 40° C. Many of you have
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How to save battery charge during trek: Do's and Don'ts

Battery hacks to save your camera or mobile battery charge during treks in cold conditions Have you faced an instance, when you want to capture
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5 great summer treks in India for beginners

So, me and my friends are planning a trek this summer. Which is the best trek? Often I answer your above question over phone and
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2019 Uttarakhand Trek Updates: Impact of camping ban on Bugyal and meadows

As the summer has already in its course, many of you are looking for the trekking routes to explore. Uttarakhand treks become a major focus
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Rupin pass trek in June: Challenge and fun in summer

The Calling: Back to the Himalayan lap after an hiatus of two years Once you trek into the Himalayas, it becomes an integral part of
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Panpatia Col Trek Blog and tips: Mythical corridor connecting Kedar and Badri

One Question May Remain Unanswered, Why We Climb Mountains … Historically it says that Panpatia Col is the connection between Badrinath and Kedarnath . This
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